Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2011: Working Girl

MILAN--As much as former Fashionista editor Britt Aboutaleb wants the velvet trend to die, I want the pinstripe trend to succeed. Apparently, so does Salvatore Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Nearly half the looks in yesterday's collection were pinstripe, and when they weren't, we saw dots, houndstooth, and check. It was all very '80s, and for a girl like me who loves power suiting, it was good. From the bow collars to the slicked back hair, it's obvious that Giornetti's woman is sentimental for Armani and could do without the current minimalist trend.
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MILAN--As much as former Fashionista editor Britt Aboutaleb wants the velvet trend to die, I want the pinstripe trend to succeed. Apparently, so does Salvatore Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Nearly half the looks in yesterday's collection were pinstripe, and when they weren't, we saw dots, houndstooth, and check. It was all very '80s, and for a girl like me who loves power suiting, it was good. From the bow collars to the slicked back hair, it's obvious that Giornetti's woman is sentimental for Armani and could do without the current minimalist trend.
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MILAN--As much as former Fashionista editor Britt Aboutaleb wants the velvet trend to die, I want the pinstripe trend to succeed.

Apparently, so does Salvatore Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Nearly half the looks in yesterday's collection were pinstripe, and when they weren't, we saw dots, houndstooth, and check.

It was all very '80s, and for a girl like me who loves power suiting, it was good. From the bow collars to the slicked back hair, it's obvious that Giornetti's woman is sentimental for Armani and could do without the current minimalist trend.

While the daywear shined, evening was a bit...tacky. While I loved the shimmering shirt dress, which would make for an interesting red carpet alternative to the princess gown, the mixed print pieces--a swirl of houndstooth, plaid, leopard, dots--with sparkly tassels swinging from the knits were, well, tasteless.

But don't think I didn't like this collection as a whole. I did, very much. Giornetti is doing a fantastic job creating a solid identity for the brand's ready-to-wear. And that in itself is an accomplishment.

**Photos by Imaxtree.